For Love & Lemons began as a little lemonade stand in a small country town in Wyoming in 1996. Laura Hall and Gillian Rose Kern found each other at 11 years old and, as little girls do, created a fantasy world for themselves based on and fueled by very adult concepts: female camaraderie and love and compassion for all. Although cups of lemonade have now given way to ready-to-wear, Laura and Gillian still believe in and run their business by the same guiding principles. They make enchanting clothing for the vibrant muse unafraid to take risks, forge their own way and embrace a bit of adventure.
In 2020, For Love & Lemons officially integrated sustainability into the company's goals. The leadership acknowledges the long road they have ahead, and have committed to incorporating sustainability into every decision they make. They produce their ready to wear collections out of a single factory in Suzhou China, which is held to rigorous standards by the BSCI to ensure it operates as cleanly as possible, and provides employees fair wages and a positive work environment. They have hired a sustainability designer to research and develop ways to transform the For Love & Lemons design process to meet the company's sustainability. A large step in that direction involves fabrics; For Love & Lemons is moving away from traditional poly to recycled poly or sustainably sourced viscose and linen, and requires all recycled and organic fabrics be GOT and GRS certified. They have moved from screen printing to digital printing to reduce waste, and create all fit samples from leftover fabric and trims. For Love & Lemons does a great job at being transparent with which of their fabrications are the most sustainable, and we base our buys off of that information to bring you the most thoughtfully sourced of their styles.